Friday, January 30, 2009

Kashmir – Whom does it belong to

Speech of DG Kashmir at UN                                               
                                                                        
An ingenious example of speech and politics occurred recently in the     
United Nations Assembly that made the world community smile.             
                                                                        
A representative from India began: 'Before beginning my talk I want to   
tell you something about a rishi named Kashyapa of Kashmir (Kashyapa,     
son of Marichi, son of Brahma), after whom Kashmir is named.             
                                                                        
When he struck a rock and it brought forth water, he thought, 'What a     
good opportunity to have a bath.'  He removed his clothes, put them       
aside on the rock and entered the water.  When he got out and wanted     
to dress, his clothes had vanished.  A Pakistani had stolen them.'       
                                                                        
The Pakistani representative jumped up furiously and shouted, 'What       
are you talking about? The Pakistanis weren't there at that time.'       
                                                                        
The Indian representative smiled and said, 'And now that we have made     
that clear, I will begin my speech.'                                     
                                                                        
                                                                        
"...............And they say Kashmir belongs to them..................  

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